At various campaign rallies during his Presidential campaign Donald Trump told the American people that he wanted to see America win in every aspect of public policy so much that they would begin to get sick of it, stating ‘’We’re going to win at everything. And some of you are friends. And you are going to call. You are going to say, Mr. President, please, we can’t take it anymore, we can’t win any more like this. Mr. President, you are driving us like crazy. You are winning too much. Please, Mr. President, not so much. And I’m going to say, I’m sorry, we’re going to keep winning, because we are going to make America great again.”
He was widely mocked by the mainstream media and the political establishment for this promise, for example let’s not forget what Mitt Romney once said before he grovelled before Trump to beg to be Secretary of State “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing members of the American public for suckers’’.
But once again Trump has proved the political commentators wrong with the winning already beginning before he even becomes President. Following his election key economic indicators have gone up as well as the stock market. The Index of Small Business Optimism rose by 44% and the Housing Market Index rose by 7% to reach 70%, its highest-level post housing bubble rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has tallied 15 all-time closing highs and other stock averages such as Nasdaq Composite Index and Russell 2000 have continued to edge higher.
But enough about economic indexes and averages let us look at some real on the ground economic results. Trump has promised to put American workers first and stop jobs from leaving the country and true to his word jobs are already being created and the offshoring of America’s industries has been slowing down.
Ford has decided to build a new plant in Michigan instead of in Mexico as they were planning which will create 700 new jobs and is a $700 million investment in rustbelt state. Telecommunications company Sprint Corporation has decided to keep 5,000 jobs in the United States and OneWeb have decided to create 3,000 more jobs as well. Trump also had a meeting with the chairman of Alibaba at Trump Tower with the Chinese online retailer has pledged to create 1 million jobs over the next five years. Tired of the winning so far?
Some business commentators have argued that these corporations are only making these decisions because he is threatening these corporations privately with trade sanctions or will publicly shame them on twitter but there is no evidence to back up this allegation. What is probably having the biggest influence on corporations decisions whether to invest in the United States or not is his plan to reduce the corporate tax rate to 15% and to significantly reduce the federal regulatory burden.
Given that these policies have been key Republican values for many years and they control the House and the Senate this is one part of Trump’s agenda which will be easy to implement and will be guaranteed to promote economic growth in the years to come.
While the progressive left and the social justice warriors will continue to rage about how horrible Trump and the Republicans supposedly are, ordinary people will judge the Trump administration mainly on its economic performance. If the current economic progress we are seeing is a sign of things to come then Americans have a bright economic future to look forward to which will benefit Americans of all different groups in society. Trump has again proved his critics wrong and the winning is only getting started.